Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Paga & Crocodiles

Paga is a very small town in Ghana on the Ghana/Burkina Faso border. Paga's claim to fame is its famous crocodiles.

Legend has it that long ago a hunter was trapped between a pond and a pursuing lion. He made a bargain with a crocodile he saw in the pond that he and his decendents would never eat crocodile meat if the crocodile helped him cross the pond and escape from the lion. The crocodile agreed and the hunter was safely carried across. To this day there are plenty of crocodiles in the Paga pond and crocodile meat is forbidden. At the Paga pond you can see people collecting water or doing their wash very close to crocodiles.

Anytime make it to Africa, go ahead and pose for pictures around these very harmless :D crocodiles

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